How to code in Python: GCSE, iGCSE, National 4/5 and Higher

How to code in Python: GCSE, iGCSE, National 4/5 and Higher

Greg Reid


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Ensure every student can become fluent in Python with this highly practical guide that will help them understand the theory and logic behind coding.

Written for 14-16-year olds by a leading Python specialist and teacher, and aligned to curriculum requirements, this essential Student Book provides numerous practice questions and coding problems that can be completed as homework or during class - plus answers can be found online at
How to Code in Python will:
> Provide hundreds of coding examples, puzzles and problem-solving tasks to strengthen computational thinking skills required for GCSE, iGCSE and National 4 / 5 success
> Help students become proficient in computational thinking and problem-solving using Python
> Provide easy-to-follow explanations of concepts and terminology
> Feature plenty of opportunities for self-assessment with solutions to coding problems available online

This unique book can be broken down into three key features:
> Code theory and explanations (worked examples) in a fun and accessible way
> Computational thinking puzzles for the reader to solve; this will greatly improve students' ability to read code and predict its effect and output when run
> Programming problems where the reader has to write a program to solve given scenarios

Greg Reid is a very experienced Computer Science teacher in Scotland, who has written How to Pass Higher Computer Science and Higher Computing Science Practice Papers for Hodder Gibson.